All of the tours are private to allow the maximum personalized experience. Group sizes can range from 2 to 4 participants. In case of single person a $30 fee applies. You can reserve this tour by depositing the $20/person guide fee. For details on payment and cancellation read T&C Day Trips.
Historic Center Walking Tour
Lima has so much to offer that it is hard to squeeze into one day, but still you can get a good insight into the history, culture and gastronomy of the capital of Peru.
A typical tour includes:
-meeting in historic center or at your hotel
-visiting the main square of Lima
-Museum of the National Bank of Peru: small exhibition of archeology, art and costumes (entrance is free but copy of passport or some form of ID required)
-Lunch in a local restaurant with Peruvian cuisine explained
-Walking pedestrian zone Jiron de la Union
-Church of Nazarenas: displaying altar of sacred image of the Lord of Miracles carried around the city every October in South Americas biggest procession
-getting know the national festival cake of Turron
-San Martin Square: one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Lima.
Apart from getting known some of the most important historical sights of Lima you will learn how to navigate in the travel chaos, you will try and understand local food menus, will get help and advice for shopping and other useful tips for planning the remaining part of your holiday.
Approximate duration: 5 hours
Brave-hearted visitors can extend their afternoon with a visit to Gamarra. This district is the heart of Latin America's textile industry with shops on the ground floor and sewing factories on the higher floors. It is visited only by locals due to the low prices but you can still find many international brands. (Guess if they are original ...)
Upon request it is possible to arrange a visit to one of the "peña"s for the evening hours. Here you can see a folklore show presentation with typical dances from all regions of Peru while enjoying tasty dishes. You could also opt for the famous Magic Water Park, the largest fountain complex in the world.
For any special request, attraction to visit or questions regarding Lima and its surroundings feel free to contact me.
Price of $20 per person only represents guide fee and does not include lunch ($3-5) eventual transport costs ($2-4) and entrances fees for museums and other sights.